With respect to what VancouverBasketball.ca is trying to accomplish, I'm interested in starting a site that focuses on the HS level of basketball (initial focus is boys as that's who I coach). From reading the comments in the BC forum, it seems we have many users who have been in the HS scene for quite a while and I wanted to get some ideas as to the type of content you'd like to see on here.
In my mind, I'd want to create something that's a "one-stop shop" for all things related to HS basketball including club play..for example:
-Finding/posting articles written by online publications (The Province, regional/city newspapers, etc)
-Posting an official list of commitments
-Tracking club teams (roster, schedule, scores)
--Listing clubs, their areas and basic information
-Club tournamnets held in the province
-Basketball academy/training centre list
-Twitter feed of various coaches/people involved in the province's basketball scene
I would not want to create a new forum as I've been a part of HoopLife since its first iteration in the early/mid 2000s and would want discussions to continue here.
I'd also like to say that what Tom Tagami and Ted Cusick have done with the BCHSBBA site is phenomenal and is the type of thing coaches need to continue to be involved in.
Any feedback/thoughts is appreciated.